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March 15, 2022

SEC Releases Comprehensive Election Integrity Resource

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 15, 2022) – The South Carolina State Election Commission (SEC) today released a comprehensive booklet that outlines every step taken to ensure secure, accurate […]

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March 9, 2022

Partisan Candidate Filing Period Opens March 16

COLUMBIA, SC (March 9, 2022) – The 2022 partisan candidate filing period opens noon, March 16 and closes noon, March 30.  All partisan candidates seeking office in […]

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January 28, 2022

SEC Selects Executive Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. (January 28, 2022) – The S.C. State Election Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to name Howard M. Knapp as Executive Director of the agency.  The […]

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January 14, 2022

State House District 18 Special Election

May 24, 2022 – Greenville County Special Election Results Primary Results Important Dates & Deadlines Filing Opens:  Noon, Friday, January 21 Filing Closes:  Noon, Saturday, January 29 […]

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December 23, 2021

State House District 97 Special Election

May 17, 2022 – Berkeley, Colleton and Dorchester Counties Special Election Results Primary Results Important Dates & Deadlines Filing Opens:  Noon, Friday, January 7 Filing Closes:  Noon, […]

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November 17, 2021

State Senate District 31 Special Election

March 29, 2022 – Florence and Darlington Counties Primary Results Special Election Results Important Dates & Deadlines Filing Opens:  Noon, Friday, December 3, 2021 Filing Closes:  Noon, […]

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October 7, 2021

Absentee Voting for Municipal Election Day Underway

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 7, 2021) – Absentee voting is underway at county elections offices throughout the state for local elections held on November 2nd. The State Election […]

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September 29, 2021

Voter Registration Deadlines for Municipal Election Day Fast Approaching

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 29, 2021) – To help ensure voters are prepared for Municipal Election Day (November 2nd), the State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of […]

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September 1, 2021

September is National Voter Registration Month

COLUMBIA, SC (September 1, 2021) – The South Carolina State Election Commission, along with election officials across the country, are celebrating National Voter Registration Month this September. […]

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December 2, 2020

Survey Finds General Election Voters Confident in South Carolina Elections

COLUMBIA, SC (December 2, 2020) – A survey conducted following the 2020 General Election shows a large majority of voters are confident in the integrity of South Carolina’s elections and were […]

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